Jonnie P. Byrd

June 26, 1939 - November 20, 2022
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Jonnie Paul Byrd, Sr.

June 26, 1939 – November 20, 2022

On November 20, 2022, our community lost a very special person.  Not only was he a veteran, police officer, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and husband.  He was a hero to many.  Jonnie Paul Byrd Sr. departed our world to reunite with his siblings and mother.

Jonnie vowed to become a “self-made man” early in his life.  He did so by joining the United States Army and serving in the 82nd Airborne for nearly a decade.  An accomplished paratrooper, machine gunner and marksman, Jonnie completed well over forty jumps during the Vietnam War and served as a machine gunner throughout his tenure overseas.

Upon completing his service to our country, Jonnie dedicated the next chapter of his life to serving his community.  He quickly worked his way through the ranks in the Laredo Police Department and eventually earned the title of Captain.

Jonnie is preceded in death by his brothers Heriberto H. Byrd Sr., Samuel Byrd, and Salvador Tristan.  He is also preceded in death by his parents Isabel Byrd and Elijah L. Byrd.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Aida N. Byrd.  She truly embraced what it means to be at one’s side through sickness and in health, having been at her husband’s side throughout his illness.  Jonnie is also survived by his children Jessica P. Byrd (Juan Olguin), Jonnie P. Byrd Jr., Joseph P. Byrd (Vanessa), Brenda Martinez, Elizabeth Torres, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in his honor on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 10:00 am at San Agustin Catholic Cathedral followed by a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Memorial Information

Date: Monday, December 5, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

San Agustin Cathedral


214 San Bernardo Ave.
Laredo, Texas


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Born: June 26, 1939
Died: November 20, 2022

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Fabiola Olguín and Jesús Inguanzo posted on 11/29/22

My most sincerest condolences to the family. We hope you all find strength in the Lord and with each other. Mrs. Byrd, our biggest hug to you during these difficult times.


Judith Rosas posted on 11/29/22

Condolences to the family. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. May Mr. Byrd rest in peace. ?️


Sara Byrd Moreno posted on 11/29/22

My uncle’s legacy will never be forgotten and his memory will live on in our hearts. May he Rest In Peace.


Sara Byrd Moreno posted on 11/29/22

"With heartfelt condolences.” My uncle’s legacy will never be forgotten and his memory will live on in our hearts. May he Rest In Peace.


Vicky Olguin posted on 11/29/22

My most sincere condolences to the entire Byrd family. Mr. Byrd was a very good person and he will be missed greatly. May he R. I. P.


Esther L Flores posted on 11/29/22

On behalf of Roberto Flores Jr &Esther L Flores please accept our deepest condolences. The Byrd Family is in our prayers. May God bless you with peace and comfort in your time of sorrow. We love you ??❤


Joseph Byrd posted on 11/27/22

Dad, thank you for all that you did for our country, our community and our family. The impact you have had on so many lives will be immortalized through the stories that are shared about you. Thank you for being a source of motivation and thank you for being my hero. Love you…


Leticia Gamino posted on 11/25/22

To the Byrd family, our most sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to all of you for your loss. Our prayers go out for his enternal rest. God bless you all. From Leo & Eloisa Flores and Letty Gamino & Linda Cardenas.


Juan and Josie Tenorio posted on 11/23/22

Aida and family,sorry to hear about the passing of Jonnie. He was a great friend and a very dedicated police officer. We will greatly miss him. Our thoughts and prayers to you and family.


Glen Jackson posted on 11/22/22

Thank you Jonnie for your service… Our Lord is calling to you “Welcome Home”…. Rest now hermano.


Leticia Palizo posted on 11/22/22

Our sincere condolences to all the family and prayers. Very good friends and beautiful family Sergio and Leticia Palizo